July 27, 2015

Secure Not Shaken

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 27, 2015

When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed. Psalm 30:6

Security rests in our Savior not our stuff. Stuff comes and goes—it’s unreliable. But when Christ comes to dwell in our hearts He remains. Because He is secure we are secure. But we must beware lest we believe security resides anywhere other than with the Lord. Our security is not based on feelings, but faith. If our security depends on feeling secure we will be shaken by circumstances. But if our security rests on faith in Christ—no situation can shake us.

If our confidence is based on pleasant circumstances our security is at risk. Our life becomes a roller coaster of reactionary responses. If we feel good we are secure. If we feel bad we are insecure. If people like us we are secure. If they do not like us we are insecure. If we have money we are secure. If we lack money we are insecure. If we are healthy we are secure. If we are unhealthy we are insecure. We eventually grow weary and wither under the whiplash of insecure living.

“He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall never be shaken” (Psalms 62:2).

Moreover, do not place your security in success or failure. The fumes of success can smother your faith as fast as failure can extinguish your hope. It is the security we find in Jesus that never changes. He is our rock and our refuge. He never moves. He is not shaken. Critics could not rattle Christ with their mockery and viciousness. Indeed suffering displayed His secure and pure behavior. Resurrection hope warmed His heart with calm assurance.

Left to our own efforts, we are anxious people. Anytime the self seeks assurance outside of Christ it becomes uncertain. The search for security results in insecurity when we marginalize our Master. Relationships come and go, but our relationship with Jesus remains intact forever. Doubt arises when we add anything to our faith in Christ. Therefore, develop your fidelity of faith. You are secure because your security rests on the eternal. Shun earthly securities and embrace heaven’s. Faith in Jesus needs no outside help. By God’s grace and love the faithful are secure not shaken!

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken” (Isaiah 54:10).

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I rest in the security of Your character. You are my firm foundation.

Related Readings: Job 11:18; Psalm 112:7-8; Hebrews 6:19-20, 12:28; 2 Peter 3:17-18

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Comments

  1. Geraldine Meredith says:

    This devotional blessed my soul. My only son was married to a wonderful young woman yesterday. My teachings and advice to him through the years resonates in this devotional. I bless the name of Jesus, who gave us the knowledge, wisdom and strength to keep pointing the way Him. Thanks for my devotionals. Being in line gives me quick access and allows me the blessings of many opportunities to read them again and again.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Geraldine,
      Thank you for taking the time to reach out and let us know that you were blessed by the devotional, “Secure Not Shaken”. Congratulations on your son’s marriage and the addition of a wonderful daughter-in-law! I am just sure you are as much a blessing to them as they are to you. To have a mother and mother-in-law that is a faithful believer (and prayer warrior) is a wonderful wedding gift.
      Keeping shining His Light~
      Blessings,
      Gwynne
      “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
      Ephesians 2:10


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